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When I vote to close a question as duplicate on Drupal Answers, where I am moderator, I see a dialog box similar to the following one.

Drupal Answers

On Meta Stack Overflow, for example, the dialog box for closing a question as duplicate is slightly different.

Meta Stack Overflow

The difference is that I don't read the number of usages, here on this very site.

What does the number of usages mean?

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It's not specific to moderators. The first type of dialog will appear on any question that doesn't yet have any duplicate close votes. – animuson Feb 16 '13 at 21:24
Oh... I was thinking it would be the reputation to make the difference, but clearly it should not. I didn't think of the question not having closing votes. Still, I am not sure to which usages the dialog box is referring. – kiamlaluno Feb 16 '13 at 21:26
up vote 2 down vote accepted

"N usages" here means "This post was used as the duplicate of N closed posts"

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